NERDLINGER ‘Trendsetter’ EP Launch with The Decline, Scalphunter, Blindspot, At The Space Jam. Amplifier, Perth. 27-11-2015.

Photos Kim Anderson – Shoot The Wicked Witch.


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Chainsaw Hookers, Ebolagoldfish, The Decline, Medicine, Bläckwitch. Rocket Room, Perth. 30-05-2014.

Words Sophie Dunsford
Photos Kim Anderson – Shoot The Wicked Witch

Chainsaw Hookers - Rocket Room Perth. 30-05-2014.People’s anticipation for Chainsaw Hookers Return to Rocket Room was evident and the bar surrounds were filling as people steadily trickled through the entrance. The early crowd had gathered at the front of the dimly lit venue to watch the black-t-shirt-wearing hardcore Bläckwitch do their thing. The colourfully tattooed and densely-bearded bass player exerted high levels of concentration, peering through his matted fringe and playing a complex combination of bass notes and occasionally screaming backup vocals into the mic.

A bearded crowd quickly assembled as Medicine began their set. Things heated up rapidly. Vocalist Michael Spencer removed his jumper half-way through the first song to reveal a shirt featuring a particularly unhappy looking cat. In the background, drummer Justin Kukulka was drinking water straight out of a jug. Spencer must have been jealous, and asked the room “Can I have some water by any chance? A lot of it, like… a jug… maybe?” Gravelly screaming is thirsty work! Continue reading

The Decline – ‘Can I Borrow A Feeling?’ EP Launch, The Novocaines, Tired Lion, Sail on! Sail On!, Being Beta. The Rosemount Hotel, Perth. 16-05-2014.

Words Sophie Dunsford
Photos Kim Anderson – Shoot The Wicked Witch

Those chord progressions! Pat Decline’s hair! Drunk guys diving off the stage! Passionate fans wholeheartedly singing along with Pat Decline and Dan Cribb’s harmonies! After a whirlwind national tour, The Decline returned home to Perth for their Can I Borrow A Feeling? EP Launch at The Rosemount Hotel.

Earlier that night perennially energetic and youthful synth-pop punkers, Being Beta, played their earworm tunes as proudly grinning friends gathered. Their loyal fan base sung along and bopped about to fun and familiar tracks as the boys performed their well-rehearsed songs interspersed with Andy Storey’s trademark on-stage antics. Continue reading